Community Garden to break ground September 19

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Maplewood-Hollywood Lions Club will break ground on the Sulphur Community Garden on Saturday, September 19, at 8 a.m. The event will take place at 3310 Maplewood Drive on Lions Club property.
Immediately following the groundbreaking, and lasting until the early afternoon, volunteers will create the first section of the Community Garden, which will eventually become a beautiful area with a bountiful harvest for Sulphur citizens to enjoy for many years to come. Phase one includes four raised beds in an area that will eventually have nearly 30 gardening plots of various shapes and sizes with walking paths, a gazebo, benches and displays of garden-art.
This phase of the Sulphur Community Garden is being made possible by a grant from Sempra Energy – including Cameron LNG and Liberty Gas and Storage. In addition to providing the monetary assistance necessary, Sempra employees will be volunteering to assist with the sweat equity needed to build the raised beds, run the water lines and begin the beautification effort.
Applications are now being accepted from organizations interested in maintaining a garden bed. Each 48 X 6 foot raised bed must be maintained year round and provides an excellent opportunity to educate, grow your own fruits and vegetables and help others in the process. To get involved, just send an e-mail to or call 563-1191 for more information.